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Psychotropic Medications: Antipsychotic Agents

Psychotropic medications can be powerful tools to treat a variety of mental health conditions. But their effective use is often challenging due to narrow bands of efficacious dosage, drug-drug interactions, and patient compliance.

Duration 21 min
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Psychotropic medications can be powerful tools to treat a variety of mental health conditions. But their effective use is often challenging due to narrow bands of efficacious dosage, drug-drug interactions, and patient compliance.

This four-part series has been updated with current information and a new look. It is designed to give nurses and other healthcare providers an overview of the most commonly used types of psychotropic medications. Each program in this series is designated for 1 hour of continuing nursing education.

The purpose of this program is to provide nurses an understanding of the schizophrenia, medications used in nursing intervention and the possible side effects of these medications. This program has been updated to include currently used first and second generation antipsychotic medications, and treatment techniques.

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Describe schizophrenia, its signs and symptoms.
  • Explain the pathology of schizophrenia.
  • Describe the nursing interventions for schizophrenia.
  • Describe the medications used to treat schizophrenia and the possible side effects of these medications.
Products Specifications
Formats Available DVD
Duration 21 min
Supporting Materials
Language English
Languages Available English
Copyright 2014
Product Categories
Healthcare, Medication